New 13-inch Spectre, revamped Envy portfolio inspire people to create in the hybrid world
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HP Inc. today debuted its newest HP Spectre and HP Envy laptops built with the flexibility to create and live seamlessly in today’s hybrid world.
The last few years have seen the rise of the creator economy, introducing endless possibilities for people to pursue their passions as a part-time or full-time opportunity. Sixty-eight percent of creators started or expanded their freelance business during the pandemic1, with 98% of them monetizing their content creation part-time2. These hustlers need tools that allow them to collaborate with others easily as 56% of creators feel less engaged with the speaker if their video is turned off3. And performance equals productivity, which is why 60% of creators prize performance in a computer4.
“Creators aren’t just limited to professional photographers, designers, composers, and editors – everyone is a creator, collaborating with friends, family, and colleagues and creating from home, work, and all the places in between,” said Josephine Tan, Global Head, Consumer Personal Systems, HP Inc. “Today’s hybrid world requires a new perspective on what to create with, which is why HP is launching a diverse set of devices across its Spectre and Envy portfolios to enable creation without limitation.”
Create With Whomever You Want
Create in a smooth, seamless, and collaborative way with the newest lineup of Spectre and Envy PCs. These devices are built with HP Presence5 and HP GlamCam to deliver amazing video and audio call experiences, with features like:
- A 5 MP camera for picture-perfect clarity when collaborating with colleagues or pitching clients6.
- HP Auto Frame and HP Dynamic Voice Leveling for an interactive video and sound experience no matter where you are in the room.
- Backlight Adjustment to autocorrect video images in any environment where you may be taking a call7.
- Appearance Filter8 for the 60% of us who are more self-conscious on camera than in real life9. This feature allows you to easily touch up skin, teeth, and eyes.
- Bi-directional AI noise reduction, directional beamforming mics, and quad speakers for a superb sound experience during video or audio calls.
- Network Booster for network bandwidth optimization to reduce screen freezes and dropped calls.
- AI-based privacy alerts to collaborate and create in public spaces, blurring the screen when someone is behind you10.
Create Whatever You Want
No matter what type of creator you are, performance is key. The newest Spectre and Envy PCs offer a wide range of options including processors, displays, and more to make sure your device fits how you want to use it. This includes:
- Up to a 4K OLED display for a more natural viewing experience11, and a 120 Hz display for a 2x faster display refresh rate for smooth, response actions12.
- A touch display to leverage multi-gestures like pinch-to-zoom, double tap, and press and hold to create and easily manipulate drawings and other creative content. Easily take notes or sketch with pen-abled PCs13.
- A variety of screen sizes and aspect ratios offer the best fit for your creative flow. Choose from a 3:2 aspect ratio device for web browsing and productivity tasks; a 16:9 aspect ratio for watching videos and entertainment; and a 16:10 for video and audio editing14.
- Intel® Evo™ platforms featuring 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for improved multi-tasking and performance15.
Create Wherever Inspiration Strikes16
Not only do creators need great battery life to power their creations, they also need all the tools at their disposal to extend the charge on their battery. Available on devices with Intel processors, HP offers intelligent power management features:
- Power Saver mode extends the battery life whenever there is a concern about charging accessibility.
- In-bag detection leveraging Intel® Dynamic Tuning Technology to adjust the PC’s power to avoid overheating or battery drain when put in a bag.
- Adaptive Battery Optimizer monitors battery temperature, battery-charging status, and usage time to preserve your battery’s health.
- Smart Sense optimizes a device’s performance, temperature, and more based on the application being used.
Creation isn’t just limited to one device. More than 60% of creators use more than two devices to create17. And 60% said that computers can go from good to awesome through great software18. The new Spectre and Envy devices all come with HP Palette pre-installed, a proprietary digital workspace to help simplify the creative flow and allows you for smooth cross-device collaboration. Find any face in photographs with HP PhotoMatch19. Enjoy infinite, flexible sketching with Concepts20. Drop anything to any device seamlessly, wirelessly with HP QuickDrop21. Expand your workspace, connect to another device for more creative options with Duet for HP22.
Newest Lineup of Spectre and Envy PCs, Pricing & Availability 23
Today everybody is a creator, and HP has created the perfect device for you to create and collaborate that fits the way you work and play:
- The new HP Spectre x360 13.5-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC looks great and sounds great anywhere. The HP Spectre x360 13.5” engineered on the Intel® Evo™ platform is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,249.99. The device will also be available at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail locations.
- The HP Spectre x360 16-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC engineered on the Intel® Evo™ platform is newly refreshed with the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and up to Intel® Arc™ Graphics, bringing you the best in AI-based hands-free controls along with AI-based Privacy Alert, and screen time and distance reminders24. The HP Spectre x360 16” is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,649.99. The device will also be available at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail locations.
- The HP Envy x360 13.3-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform was co-engineered and optimized with Intel® to offer up to 20.5 hours of battery life25 for all-day creation. The HP Envy x360 13” is expected to be available be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $899.99. The device will also be available at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail locations.
- The HP Envy x360 15.6-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC is available with the latest Intel or up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 processors. The HP Envy x360 15.6” with AMD is expected to be available be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $849.99; the Intel version is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $899.99. Both versions will also be available at BestBuy.com (AMD Ryzen™ 5, AMD Ryzen™ 7, Intel® Core™ i5, and Intel® Core™ i7) and select Best Buy retail locations.
- The HP Envy 16-inch Laptop PC offers up to Intel® Arc™ Graphics or NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU. Coupled with DDR5 memory support and a gaming grade thermal solution, this device delivers optimal performance for multitasking, rendering 3D models, or when using powerful creative tools like Adobe Photoshop. The HP Envy 16” is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,399.99. The device will also be available at Amazon and other NA retailers.
- The HP Envy 17.3-inch Laptop PC gives you the power to create on a big screen. The HP Envy 17” is expected to be available for purchase on May 19 at HP.com for a starting price of $1,099.99. The device will also be available at BestBuy.com and select Best Buy retail locations.
Sixty-six percent of consumers consider sustainability when they make a purchase and 81% expect to buy more environmentally friendly products over the next five years26. Building on the world’s most sustainable PC portfolio27, all of today’s announced PCs are crafted from recycled metal28 and ocean-bound plastics29 and are EPEAT® Gold Certified30 and ENERGY STAR® rated31.
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1 HP Proprietary Survey, 100 skilled freelancers in US, 2021.
3 HP study: In some ways, forever changed – why PCs will continue to be essential – Todd Horvitz, Insights
4 HP study: In some ways, forever changed – why PCs will continue to be essential – Todd Horvitz, Insights
5 Select HP Products are enhanced with HP Presence. Features vary by platform. Check with your local retailer for availability. Requires either the GlamCam or MyHP application and Windows OS.
6 5MP refers to the image sensor active pixels. The actual image capture pixels depend on the app and/or aspect ratio selected.
7 Enabled from GlamCam in HP Command Center.
8 Enabled from GlamCam in HP Command Center.
9 From https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/12/video-conferencing-is-the-worst.html.
10 Range and time vary. Enabled from GlamCam in HP Command Center. Works in landscape mode only. Feature available only on HP Spectre x360 16-inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC.
11 OLED panel is optional. High dynamic range (HDR) content required to view full HDR images. FHD: Full high-definition (FHD) content required to view FHD images. UHD+ content must have a resolution of at least 3840×2400.
12 Comparing with 60Hz display.
13 Pen is optional.
14 3:2 aspect ratio is available on the HP Spectre x360 13.5”; 16:9 aspect ratio is available on the HP Envy x360 15.6” and HP Envy 17”; 16:10 aspect ratio is available on the HP Spectre x360 16”, HP Envy 13.3”, and the HP Envy 16”.
15 Select skus qualify as an Intel® Evo™ Platform. Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance.
16 Features available on select SKUs; see media datasheets for more information.
17 HP Proprietary Survey, 100 skilled freelancers in US, 2021
18 HP Proprietary Survey Future of Work, 1741 end-user/IT/Facilities/HR in US and DE, 2022
19 HP PhotoMatch is preinstalled on this PC.
20 Concepts Basic version (installed) is free. Try unlimited sketching with a 1-month complimentary upgrade trial of Concepts Everything before being billed for a monthly or annual subscription. Your plan will renew automatically within 24 hours of billing period end unless cancelled beforehand. You can cancel or make changes at any time through your Windows Store account. Open the Concepts in-app store to view the latest pricing for your country or region.
21 HP QuickDrop is preinstalled on this PC. Unlock use on secondary devices by downloading the app from the iOS or Google Play store and connect to your PC. Limited to sharing to one device at a time. Must be linked to an HP PC. Not applicable to sharing content between two mobile devices.
22 Duet for HP is preinstalled on this PC. Unlock use on secondary devices by downloading the app from the iOS or Google Play store and connect to your PC. Pen/touch input from a secondary device requires upgrade to the Duet Pro version, available for purchase through the Duet for HP app.
23 Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.
24 Range and time vary. Enabled from GlamCam in HP Command Center.
25 Battery life tested by HP using continuous FHD video playback, 1080p (1920×1080) resolution, 150 nits brightness, system audio level as image default, player audio level at 100%, played full-screen from local storage, headphone attached or through speaker (if no audio jack port), wireless on but not connected. Actual battery life will vary depending on configuration and maximum capacity will naturally decrease with time and usage.
26 https: //www.businessnewsdaily.com/15087-consumers-want-sustainable-products.html
27 Applies to HP PCs, Workstations and Displays manufactured after January 2019. Based on most Gold and Silver EPEAT® registrations by meeting all required criteria and achieving 50-74% of the optional points for EPEAT® Silver and 75-100% of the optional points for EPEAT® Gold according to IEEE 1680.1-2018 EPEAT®. Status varies by country. Visit www.epeat.net for more information.
28 Laptops manufactured with recycled metal material in product cover. Percentage of recycled metal varies by product.
29 Percentage of ocean-bound plastic contained in product speaker enclosure and varies by product.
30 EPEAT® gold certified registered where applicable. EPEAT registration varies by country. See www.epeat.net for registration status by country.
31 EPEAT® gold certified registered where applicable. EPEAT registration varies by country. See www.epeat.net for registration status by country.
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